Every 60 seconds, a child is in need of medical care.
These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.
That’s where Starlight comes in.
We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.
Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.
Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families.
Remembering Roger Shiffman
We at Starlight are saddened to share the passing of longtime Board Member and former Board Chair - Roger Shiffman. Celebrate his life with us and read about his dedication to delivering happiness to seriously ill kidsRemembering Roger
COVID-19 Resources for Mental & Physical Health
Resources to help children, teens, and families manage mental and physical health during coronavirus.Starlights Resources
Talking to Kids About Racism
Starlight’s Certified Child Life Specialists have gathered helpful resources to help you talk to kids about current events, and teach empathy through communication and education.Get the resources
Celebrating World Heart Day and Honoring Miracle Baby, Tessa
Meet two-year-old Tessa, at 9 days old she had open-heart surgery. Learn about how Starlight has allowed Tessa to still feel like a kid in the hospital.Meet Tessa